DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Rocky Point Waterfront

Tampa, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

Just a 10 minute drive from Tampa International Airport, this hotel is a great place to stop on your journey into the gulf coast, before you head off to one of many famous beaches. Connected by the causeway, there’s easy access to Clearwater, so you can have your feet in that soft white sand in no time. You don’t need to leave the hotel to get views of the water though, watch the bayside sunsets from your room, or whilst dining at the waterfront grill, sipping on your favourite cocktail. 

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Nestled in the Rocky Point business district, overlooking Tampa Bay, just a 10 minute walk from the beach. 

Hotel information

291 guest rooms and suites across 7 floors, all with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, 55-inch LCD TV, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, mini fridge, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer. 

Standard Rooms feature two queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Pool and Bay View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sunset View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Bay View Patio rooms are located on the ground floor with a private patio, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Suites feature a separate living room with sofa bed, wet bar area with mini fridge and microwave, and bedroom with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 people. 

BLUFIN Waterfront Grill (casual all-day dining, with indoor and outdoor seating).

Outdoor swimming pool. Fitness centre.

Complimentary WiFi access. Self-parking $12 plus tax per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). Laundry service*. 

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.


Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Regretted Taking A Chance

Aug 16, 2022 glasc0m Round Rock, Texas

Choice this location despite the many negative reviews, hoping that they ( reviewers) were somehow in the older section of the hotel and just had a bad experience. It would only be for 1 night before moving downtown to the Embassy Suites. Driving up, you can quickly see that there is nothing near the hotel as far as restaurants or activity. It… Read more
Choice this location despite the many negative reviews, hoping that they ( reviewers) were somehow in the older section of the hotel and just had a bad experience. It would only be for 1 night before moving downtown to the Embassy Suites. Driving up, you can quickly see that there is nothing near the hotel as far as restaurants or activity. It looks like you're driving through an office park. Upon driving further you can see that the location is beautifully situated on the river. That's where the good stuff ends. This hotel looks dated from the exterior, and it gets worse once you enter. The lobby area is sad,dirty and dated. The desk clerk seemed to be put out by me checking in. There was no line whatsoever. But she appeared to change her tune after finding out that I was a Hilton diamond member. She immediately upgraded us to a room with a sunset view. I felt hopeful that my wife would somehow be okay with my hotel pick. I should have stopped here because the lobby had that old smell to it. After getting the luggage and heading inside to our room, I could see the sour look on her face. After getting into a dirty elevator, the look got worse. Upon reaching our floor we were greeted by a dark hallway and dingy carpeting. We had to weave our way around the two housekeeping carts to get to our door..mind you..this is probably 6pm. Upon getting inside the room, we immediately knew we couldn't stay. It was dark, old, dated and smelled musty. We didn't touch anything and immediately went down stairs to checkout and request our Hilton points back. It took us an hour or two to find somewhere to lay our heads that night. We ended up at a very nice Marriott property a few miles away. No issues thankfully. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not up to much

Jul 31, 2022 SquidAndBeans Dundee, United Kingdom

The hotel itself is "OK". Rooms are pretty tired with old, noisy air conditioners and the rooms on the opposite side of the pool feel quite oppressive. Certainly not up to the average Doubletree standard. One plus point is the pool - that's a nice spot. But the biggest let down were the staff - especially the two younger ones on check in.… Read more
The hotel itself is "OK". Rooms are pretty tired with old, noisy air conditioners and the rooms on the opposite side of the pool feel quite oppressive. Certainly not up to the average Doubletree standard. One plus point is the pool - that's a nice spot. But the biggest let down were the staff - especially the two younger ones on check in. Totally disinterested and totally unhelpful. When we checked in they told us absolutely zero (never even got the 'famous' cookie) so we had to ask a whole bunch of basic questions - what time was breakfast/where do you get the towels for the poolside/what's the deal with parking etc etc etc. We even had to ask for the bottle water that should have been offered/given to us as Diamond members without asking (apparently due to Covid they don't put them in the rooms anymore)! And then when we were given them, we were told each person had to ask for their own bottle of water individually!! They also tried to over charge me, twice - if you are Diamond member, make sure you get the $$ supplement. Like most things in this hotel - if you don't ask you don't get. Would not use this Hilton again. It's nowhere near the standard you'd come to expect from the brand. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice hotel good location friendly staff

Jul 25, 2022 KayG0706 Winsted, Minnesota

I cannot say enough about our experience. Me and my daughter (age 17) and her cousin (age 18) were in town for a concert and stayed here for 4 nites. All the staff were very helpful, view was amazing, pool was excellent, food and bar excellent, location excellent. Will definately stay here again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning!!!

Jul 16, 2022 vsalaam423 Warner Robins, Georgia

My husband and I wanted a quick weekend get away. This hotel is stunning!!!! It sits on a bay of water. The Hallway to the room set the atmosphere of what the room was going to give. OMG It did not disappoint!!! Very modern. Very high end, very swanky. Hot water with amazing water pressure. The bar/restaurant is a little pricy but this was an… Read more
My husband and I wanted a quick weekend get away. This hotel is stunning!!!! It sits on a bay of water. The Hallway to the room set the atmosphere of what the room was going to give. OMG It did not disappoint!!! Very modern. Very high end, very swanky. Hot water with amazing water pressure. The bar/restaurant is a little pricy but this was an amazing stay! My room was clean and we loved the overlook of the bay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating NOT worth $259/nite!

Jun 25, 2022 tmvirtuous

Rooms are Very Outdated! Dirty wallpaper at door/room entrance! Took a pic and showed Desk Clerk…said “it would be taken care…NEVER happened! Definitely NOT a 4 Star Hotel…had to call Multiple times to fix shower/tub drain! Will Never stay there Again!